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Ready to Practice Medicine?

For young doctors, one of the rights of passage is working long shifts during their residencies. Having to spend days at a time at the hospital trained student doctors how Read More

How to Reduce Your Risk of a Wrong-site Surgery

Although surgeons receive years of intense training and perform hundreds or even thousands of procedures for which they are trained, they can and do make surgical errors that may lead Read More

FAQ on Birth Defects: Focus on Cerebral Palsy

According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), one in every 33 babies born in the United States is born with a birth defect; the leading cause of death in Read More

Link Between Pain Killers and Birth Defects Shown

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, shows a link between prescription pain medications and birth defects. Read More

New Jersey Legislature Considers Emergency Medical Services Reforms

Two identical bills currently before the New Jersey legislature are intended to enhance patient safety by changing how emergency medical services (EMS) are regulated, funded and delivered. Senate Bill 818 Read More

Report Shows Many Are Leaving Hospital Against Their Doctors’ Advice

A report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality indicates that between 1997 and 2008 there was a 40 percent increase in the number of patients who checked themselves Read More

Doctors in New Jersey Paid Millions to Promote Drugs

We place our trust in doctors, assuming that they will make decisions based on the best interests of patients rather than the financial interests of pharmaceutical companies. A recent report Read More

New Jersey Study Prompts Invention to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Simple Sanitary Procedures Are Still Important A recent study carried out at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School revealed a disturbing fact: one out Read More

Medical Center Study: Not All Preventable Medical Errors Avoided

In response to the alarmingly high rates of preventable medical errors in the U.S. health care system, the Joint Commission created a Universal Protocol – a checklist of steps to Read More

Recent New Jersey Snowstorms and Ice Buildup Can Lead to Slip and Fall Injuries

For over a week, snow-weary New Jersey residents have struggled to dig themselves out from under almost two feet of snow. And while cleared sidewalks and parking lots are a welcome Read More

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